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Menu

Our dinner menu was designed by Chef Keith Holsey in the spirit of traditional Italian dining, where it is common for people to enjoy an appetizer (antipasti), followed by a salad (insalate), then a pasta and finally a meat (carne) or fish (pesce). Each of our dishes are managable single-serving portions that will allow our guests to enjoy three or four courses, which is what Chef Holsey recommends.

The lunch menu is designed to offer the same high level of flavor, but at a dining pace more conducive to the afternoon.

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Antipasti

bruchetta-antipasti-dishCrab Chowder – lump crab meat, corn, sherry. $8

Bruschetta – baked crostini, roma tomatoes, red onion, cannellini beans, balsamic glaze. $9

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Curds – panko and herb-breaded mozzarella, house-made marinara $9

Arancini – crispy stuffed risotto balls, house-cured pancetta, peas, pickled red onions, balsamic vinaigrette. $9

Eggplant Mezzaluna – fried eggplant, roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella. $9

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes – three petite cakes, garlic chili aioli. $12

Baked Oysters – bacon, garlic, shallots, dijon-creamed spinach, toasted breadcrumbs. $12

Calamari – semolina-dusted and flash fried, parmesan, house-made marinara. $11

Prince Edward Island Mussels – pan-steamed, pomegranate, white wine, scallions, toasted baguette. gf  $11

Butcher’s Plate – a variety of seasonal cured meats and accoutrements. gf $12

Cheese Plate – a variety of seasonal cheeses and accoutrements, crostinis. gf $12

Herb-Bacon Candle – toasted baguette, a variety of seasonal accoutrements. $12

Homemade Garlic Bread – toasted baguette, roasted garlic and herb butter, house-made marinara. $6

 

Build Your Own Flatbread $8

Choose your sauce – marinara, pesto, roasted tomato, alfredo

Choose your cheese – goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese

Choose your toppings – spinach, arugula, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, peppadew peppers

Additions – bacon 2, pancetta 2, prosciutto 3, italian sausage 2, meatballs 3, chicken 4, lump crab 4, shrimp 4,
scallops 4

 

Insalata

Portalli Salad – baby greens, poached pears, celery, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, lemon dijon vinaigrette. gf  $7 | $11

Wedge Salad – iceberg lettuce, candied pancetta, cherry tomatoes, red onion, blue cheese dressing. gf  $8 | $12

Green Tomato Caprese – prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, pepperoncini extra virgin olive oil. gf  $9 | $13 

Caesar – romaine, hardboiled egg crumbles, parmesan crisp, croutons, anchovy-based caesar dressing. gf  $7 | $11

Bookmaker – romaine, ham, salami, provolone, olives, raw onion, tomatoes, hardboiled egg, blackened shrimp, parmesan vinaigrette. gf  $9 | $13

salad additions – grilled chicken 4, shrimp 4, filet mignon tips 10, jumbo lump crab 8, salmon 7

 

Pasta di Pesce

spaghetti-primi-dish

Seafood Carbonara – sautéed shrimp, scallops, crab, spaghetti, egg pancetta cream sauce. gf  $22

Seafood Fra Diavolo – jumbo lump crab, mussels, shrimp, rigatoni, spicy pepper marinara. gf  $20 

Crab Ravioli – sautéed asparagus, bacon, peppadew, sherry-cream sauce. $22

Surf & Turf Rigatoni – jumbo shrimp, filet mignon tips, arugula, peppadew, sautéed mushrooms, red wine cream sauce. gf  $21

Cioppino Over Pappardelle – jumbo lump crab, shrimp, scallops, pappardelle pasta, tomato white wine velouté. gf  $22

 

Classico

lambshank-secondi-dish

Seasonal Gnocchi – seasonal preparation featuring the freshest local products available. $18 

Lasagne Bolognese – italian classic, ricotta, mozzarella, veal and beef bolognese sauce. $17

Veal Brasciole – mozzarella stuffed tender veal, pappardelle, red wine tomato sauce. $21 

Three-Cheese Tortellini – roasted chicken breast, leeks, onions, spinach, tomato cream sauce. $17

Spaghetti & Meatballs – veal and beef meatballs, housemade marinara. $16

Chicken Marsala – broiled chicken breast, italian sausage, wild mushrooms, pappardelle pasta, marsala wine sauce. gf  $17

Green Pea Risotto – sautéed shrimp, pancetta, toasted pine nuts, parmesan crisp. gf $18

Vegetarian Inganno – sautéed spaghetti squash “noodles”, herb roasted tomatoes, spinach, shallots, wild mushrooms. gf  $16 

 

Pesce

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops – celery and cauliflower risotto, tomato tarragon jus. gf  $20

Broiled Jumbo Lump Crab Cake – garlic chili aioli, bacon-roasted brussels sprouts. $24

Polenta-Dusted Pan-Fried Blue Catfish – pesto couscous salad, toasted pine nuts, caramelized onions, balsamic-glazed grape tomatoes. $17

Grilled Wild Rockfish – roasted fingerling potatoes, ham, whole grain mustard crème fraîche. gf  $22

Grilled Salmon – sundried tomato basil butter, bacon-roasted brussels sprouts. gf  $18

 

Carne

Braised Lamb Shank – chianti demi-glace, crème fraîche chive mashed potatoes. gf  $27

Porchetta – stuffed with garlic and herbs, sliced and served over red wine demi-glace, roasted fingerling potatoes. gf $20

Duck Leg Confit – slow-roasted leg of duck, wild mushroom and goat cheese risotto. gf  $23 

Braised Short Ribs – red wine demi-glace, crème fraîche mashed potatoes. gf  $22 

Black Angus Filet Mignon – 6 oz grilled filet, black truffle butter, crispy fried eggplant. gf  $27 

Blackened Chicken Florentine – twin blackened breasts, lump crab, tomato cream sauce, broccolini. gf  $20 

Rosemary & Honey Grilled Lamb Chops – chianti demi-glace, broccolini. gf  $24

Veal Porterhouse – grilled and topped with Drambuie-infused mushrooms, sautéed spinach. gf  $28

 

La Carta

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Celery & Cauliflower Risotto, Broccolini, Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Créme Fraîche Chive Mashed Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash “noodles” & Marinara, Homemade Meatballs, Pasta Marinara. 5 ea

gf – Gluten-Free option available